WELLBEING

At Roslyn, we learn about promoting a safe, inclusive and positive environment where we are all valued and value each other. We all share the same expectations, goals, beliefs and build a strong, vibrant culture. Our school values are at the forefront of everything that we do. We have been a PB4L focussed school for many years, and after having a focus on wellbeing for several years through our PNE Kāhui Ako, we have decided to become a Wellbeing School rather than use the term PB4L. Wellbeing embraces not only the strategies and beliefs of PB4L but it also focuses on wellbeing which comes from all of that. We think this is a positive step moving forward for our school and look forward to continuing to build a positive culture across our school, staff, tamariki and community.

We have 5 core values that are incorporated into everyday happenings within school and out in the wider community:

Perseverance
with our learning and behaviour

Respect
for others, environments and our community

Integrity
through our actions

Diversity
skills by valuing others

Excellence
in all that we do.

Behaviour Expectations

Our focus is on promoting positive behaviour that supports and encourages learning. We have high expectations across the school and expect high standards of learning and behaviour, although some of our tamariki take a little longer and need extra support in achieving this. We think this can be achieved through our Wellbeing Programme for both our staff and students. We have been working on this very hard for the past few years. It has been a much focused area within our Palmerston North East Kāhui Ako and we have been fortunate to have our own two WSTs (Within School Teachers) lead this as part of their responsibility within our Kāihui Ako, this has been an area that they have been leading with our staff and students. In 2022 we will only have one WST focussing on Wellbeing, while the other has a new area of focus and responsibility. We think our positive behaviour & high expectations is achieved through child centred classroom programmes, class/school rewards and by students and teachers building positive relationships that enables students to succeed. Supporting this is a strong partnership between home and school that ensures your child is learning to the best of their ability. We continue to focus on these areas and build on our successes.

Values

Students are encouraged to value:

  • excellence, by aiming high and by persevering in the face of difficulties

  • innovation, inquiry, and curiosity, by thinking critically, creatively, and reflectively

  • diversity, as found in our different cultures, languages, and heritages

  • equity, through fairness and social justice

  • community and participation for the common good

  • ecological sustainability, which includes care for the environment

  • integrity, which involves being honest, responsible, and accountable and acting ethically, and

  • to respect themselves, others and human rights